Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 Specification

W3C Working Draft 15 February 2002

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Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org> (for version 1.1)
Jon Ferraiolo <jferraio@adobe.com> (for version 1.0)
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This specification defines the features and syntax for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Version 1.1, a modularized language for describing two-dimensional vector and mixed vector/raster graphics in XML.

Status of this document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. The latest status of this document series is maintained at the W3C.

This document is the last call working draft of the SVG 1.1 specification. This draft serves two purposes: to provide a modularization of SVG based on SVG 1.0 and to describe the new features of SVG 1.1. Last call feedback will close at 1159Z on 15 March 2002.

It is possible to use this document as a basis for implementation. However, no guarantee is given of stability, and the SVG Working Group will not use the existence of implementations conforming to this draft as a reason for not changing future drafts.

We explicitly invite comments on this specification. Please send them to svg-comments@w3.org.

This document has been produced by the W3C SVG Working Group as part of the Graphics Activity within the W3C Document Formats Domain. The goals of the W3C SVG Working Group are discussed in the W3C SVG Charter (W3C members only). The W3C SVG Working Group has maintained a public Web page http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ which contains further background information. The authors of this document are the SVG Working Group members.

Public discussion of issues related to vector graphics on the Web and SVG in particular takes place on the www-svg@w3.org (public mailing list of the SVG Working Group - list archives). To subscribe send an email to www-svg-request@w3.org with the word subscribe in the subject line.

A list of current W3C Recommendations and other technical documents can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/. W3C publications may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. In particular it is inappropriate to use W3C Working Drafts as reference material or to cite them as other than "work in progress".

Available languages

The English version of this specification is the only normative version. However, for translations in other languages see http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/svg-updates/translations.html.

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The authors of the SVG 1.1 specification are the people who participated in the SVG Working Group as members or alternates.



The SVG Working Group would like to acknowledge the great many people outside of the SVG Working Group who help with the process of developing the SVG 1.1 specification. These people are too numerous to list individually. They include but are not limited to the early implementers of the SVG 1.0 and 1.1 languages (including viewers, authoring tools, and server-side transcoders), developers of SVG content, people who have contributed on the www-svg@w3.org and svg-developers@yahoogroups.com email lists, other Working Groups at the W3C, and the W3C team. SVG 1.1 is truly a cooperative effort between the SVG Working Group, the rest of the W3C, and the public and benefits greatly from the pioneering work of early implementers and content developers, feedback from the public, and help from the W3C team.

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